How to set up a Win XP file/printer home server
by ProjectPenfold - 1/21/13 3:01 AM
Hi all, would you be willing to help a newbie?
I have tried to find the best answer on the internet, but there are sooooo many articles I felt that the best option was to ask some real people...
I would like to set up a home server, that will sit under the stairs so that it can link to out BT home hub (v3). The idea is then to connect the printer to it, so that we can have both a wireless printer and a central file store for pictures/vids etc.
My questions are as follows;
Is XP ok for this? if so, what settings do I need to change/add?
Is there any software that I need to make it work?
How do I make sure that it is secure for external hacking? As it will contain our personal docs/photos etc and I would hate to use them.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer,